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Listed below are some of the homeschooling events and activities in the
St. Joseph, MO and Northwest Missouri area.
Further down the page, you will find Recurring Events.
You can also find all these and many others on the Calendar of Events page.
Homeschool Events and Activities
HISTORY DAY AT MT. GILEAD SCHOOL IN KEARNEY, MO
May 20th, 2013, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m
Historic Mt. Gilead School in Kearney, Missouri is hosting a history day for homeschoolers on Monday, May 20th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. This event is part of a series of monthly history themed events that take place in our historic schoolhouse, in a classroom setting, open to 1st through 8th graders. The theme for the 20th is the Rail Road. There are always activities, games and crafts associated with each theme. Parents are responsible for transportation. Students must bring their own sack lunch. Historic Mt. Gilead School is located at 15918 Plattsburg Rd., Kearney, MO. Registration is required. To sign up, parents can call the Jesse James Farm at (816)736-8500.
***MOM'S COFFEE NIGHT***
Tuesday, May 21st, 2013, 6:30 p.m.
Hazel's Gourmet Coffee & Tea Company
4001 Frederick Ave., St. Joseph, MO
All homeschooling moms are invited to share an evening
of fun and fellowship the third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. - ?
REGION 3 USED BOOK SALE / EDUCATION SEMINAR / ENRICHMENT FAIR
Saturday, June 22, 2013, Noland Rd Baptist Church, 4505 S Noland Road, Independence, MO 64055
EDUCATION SEMINAR 9:00am-Noon
Used Book Sale & Enrichment Fair 1:00-3:30pm
The official Families for Home Education Region 3 Used Book Sale / Education Seminar and Academic Enrichment Fair. Admittance is free to the Used Book Sale and Enrichment Fair.
EDUCATION SEMINAR To take the described classes, you must be a member of FHE. You may join FHE on the day of the Education Fair or in advance at fhe-mo.org.
These Missouri-specific classes are as follows:
10:00-12:00 Homeschooling Through High School Shane & Christine Richardson
9:00-10:00 Doing the College Thing! Mary Helen Brauninger
10:00-11:00 Homeschooling Special Needs Kim Bowlin
11:00-12:00 Homeschool 101: You Can Do It! Candy Roberts
Mail to: Jacinda Simmons contact info: Jacinda Simmons
544 S. Willow Avenue firstname.lastname@example.org
Sugar Creek, MO 64053 816-739-6856
DISCOUNT RATE OFFERED TO HOMESCHOOLERS AT HOLIDAY INN AT SIX FLAGS IN ST. LOUIS
The Holiday Inn at Six Flags is pleased to offer a special discount to homeschool families wishing to overnight in our area. Other perks include free shuttle o Six Flags, kids 12 and under eat free in the hotel restaurant, discounted Six Flags tickets. Promotional rates valid until 10/27/13.
Click here to download their flyer.
Visit their website: www.hisixflags.com
Recurring Events and Activities
CHESS TEAM MONEYMAKERS
Thank you to all who have supported the chess team as we are raising money to make the trip to Supernationals in Nashville. We have four different fundraisers going on in February and appreciate any help you can give in either supporting them or helping us get the word out. Thank you!
1. Hy-Vee coupon books are just $5 and include a coupon for $5 off $50 purchase as well as $45 more in coupons! It is a great deal. See any of the chess families going to Supernationals to get yours.
2. Tastefully Simple has great seasonings and meal helps as well as great treats. 100% of the profit goes to the chess team. To check out the catalog or place an order, go to: https://www.tastefullysimple.com/secure/pomm/SpecialInvitation.aspx?pxid=3317813&key=d3c9e647-ae6b-4cb8-b6c6-46875f5fa1e6
Thanks for your support! For questions call Laura Morris at 816.262.9070 or email her.
HOMESCHOOL DAY AT THE BOUNCING PLACE
New schedule will be posted soon. Check back for details.
Special admission price - $5 plus tax per child. Lunch special - hot dog, chips, & drink for $2.
Click here to download the flyer.
LOWES FREE BUILD & GROW CLINICS
Build a wooden project and get a free apron, goggles, patch, and much more.
Visit their website for more details and to sign up.
MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION HOMESCHOOL FIELD TRIPS
Various dates and times (usually the third Wednesday or Thursday of each month,
check the Calendar of events each month for the exact date, time, and each month's topic).
MDC NW Regional Headquarters on the campus of MWSU in St. Joseph, MO.
They will have a limit of 45 participants at each program.
Parents attend with children. Age recommendation: 6 years through 18.
All programs will be held at the Enter campus from the north on Faron Street. MDC is the first building on your left AFTER the baseball complex and pond. All programs are FREE.
Please RSVP to Shelly at 816-271-3111 ext. 1442 or via email Shelly.Cox@mdc.mo.gov
Please make sure that you sign up early...programs frequently reach full capacity. Also, please cancel your reservation if you find you are unable to attend so that other families will have the opportunity.
REMINGTON NATURE CENTER ACTIVITIES
Friday Feeding Frenzy - come help feed the fish every Friday at 10:30 a.m.
Second Saturday Kids Quest - second Saturday of every month (except holidays) at 1:00 p.m.
Last Saturday Craft Club - last Saturday of every month (except holidays) at 1:00 p.m.
Please RSVP to 816-271-5499 if you plan to attend.
Check our Calendar of Events for more details or visit stjoenaturecenter.info.
ROLLING HILLS LIBRARY FUNDAY MONDAY CLUB
Fourth Monday of every month September through May, 1:30 p.m., Belt Branch, St. Joseph, MO
Check the Calendar of Events for details on each class.
Seating is limited so advance registration is required. To sign-up, call 816-232-5479.
Visit Rolling Hills Library Calendar for more information.
HOMESCHOOL CLASSES AT THE KANSAS CITY ZOO
September 13th, 2012 through April 11th, 2012
Join us for our When Science Attacks homeschool classes. Each class will include a small tour, activities, possibly an animal encounter, and a take home activity, not to mention the opportunity to engage with our professional Zoo Educators on a variety of topics.
Who: Children grades Kindergarten to 8th grade. When: 2nd Thursdays September to April.
Cost: FOTZ members - $5.00 per child, Non-FOTZ members - $10.00 per child (this includes admission) and one free adult admission per family
Visit their website for more information and how to sign up.
HOMESCHOOL GIRLS VOLLEYBALL AND BASKETBALL TEAMS
Anyone wanting information about girls volleyball and basketball teams can contact Rachel at email@example.com. They will be hosting several fund raisers this summer to raise money for nationals, gym fees, jerseys and referee fees. If you are interested in being in charge of a fundraiser, have ideas for a fundraiser, or any other ideas or suggestions for volleyball or basketball, please contact Rachel at Revelationch.firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOMESCHOOL MATH CLASSES AND TUTORING
Certified teacher Tom Hund will be offering the following math classes for the 2012-2013 school year in his home (1615 County Line Road, St. Joseph, Missouri, 64505) at group rates: Algebra 1, Geometry, Advanced Math, and possibly Algebra II. He is contemplating offering a New Testament Greek class if there is enough interest. Classes begin at the end of August.
Tom also offers individual math tutoring for all ages.
If you have any questions or would like to know more, please email Tom Hund or call him at 232-2278.
HOMESCHOOL ART CLASSES
Art Teacher Tracy Porter, with 18 years of experience teaching elementary/middle school art
is offering to teach art lessons to homeschool students.
A variety of art lessons will be taught, utilizing several medias and covering a range of elements and principles of art. Lessons will include focus on master artists, as well as integration of other subject matters: science, history, music, literature, and more. Each lesson will be finished within a two hour time frame. If there is extra time, we may have time for drawing lessons or other short projects.
Cost: $10 per child per lesson
Supplies to bring are noted for each lesson, some supplies will be provided.
If interested, contact Tracy at email@example.com or call 816-591-5679
Class size will be limited to 15 students, ideal age is grades 2-8
Ms. Porter needs a location for classes. If you would like to host classes in your home, you will receive a discounted lesson price.
HOMESCHOOL DISCOUNT SKI PASS FOR SNOW CREEK
Anyone who is interested in purchasing one can visit skisnowcreek.com/school_programs.html or contact Candise at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mondays will be HOMESCHOOL DAYS AT SNOW CREEK this coming season! Each Monday, home school groups will gather at Snow Creek to enjoy the wonderful sport of skiing/snowboarding and to connect with their fellow home-schoolers. The price is very affordable and includes lift tickets, rental equipment, lessons, and a lunch.
HELP NEEDED FOR THE ANNUAL HOMESCHOOL SCIENCE FAIR
Candise Schmidling needs your help collecting labels to earn money/prizes. Please help with this easy fundraiser by cutting out and saving these labels:
1. Box Tops for Education (little squares on major brands of some food: cereal, fruit snacks, Chex, etc.)
2. Campbell’s soup labels (only need the bar code)
3. Best Choice labels (only need the bar code)
Turn them in to Candise any time of year. We appreciate your assistance!
4. Also, she gets 5% back from Office Depot purchases if you give them the homeschool ID: 70215012. Print this number off and take it with you so she can get credit whenever you check out at the store.
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